Junji Ito’s ‘Uzumaki’ Manga To Get Animated Mini-Series Debuting On Toonami

Japanese horror manga master Junji Ito held a live drawing session at this weekend's Crunchyroll Expo. During the session anime production company Production IG's CEO Maki Terashima announced that Ito's manga Uzumaki would be getting an animated adaptation. Uzumaki involves a town that is cursed with events involving spirals, and whose residents become obsessed with … Continue reading Junji Ito’s ‘Uzumaki’ Manga To Get Animated Mini-Series Debuting On Toonami

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Lupin The Third’s First Full 3DCG Movie Teased (Japan)

Lupin the Third the master thief, started life as the main character of a manga written and illustrated by Monkey Punch (the pen name of Kazuhiko Katō) in 1967. The character remained popular since his birth, spawning spin-off tales, anime, and movies. The character is supposed to be the grandson of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin … Continue reading Lupin The Third’s First Full 3DCG Movie Teased (Japan)

Katsuhiro Otomo Announces New Projects Including Anime Series Of Akira

During a panel at Anime Expo yesterday, Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo announced multiple new projects. The first is Orbital Era, a new movie from Otomo, who is writing and directing, and Sunrise, the studio behind Gundam. This will be Otomo's third film after 1988's Akira, which is getting a 4K remaster, and 2004's Steamboy. A … Continue reading Katsuhiro Otomo Announces New Projects Including Anime Series Of Akira

‘Attack On Titan’ Ends With Season 4 In 2020 (Japan)

Attack on Titan (or Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese) season 3 aired its final episode for season 3 (streamed here in the USA). Shortly after the episode aired on Japanese TV, it was announced that season 4 would start in the Fall of 2020, and will be the show's final season. Here is the very … Continue reading ‘Attack On Titan’ Ends With Season 4 In 2020 (Japan)

Second ‘My Hero Academia’ Animated Movie Hits Japan Winter 2019

While the USA celebrates its comics and related hobbies with C2E2, Japan is celebrating anime with AnimeJapan 2019. During the 2019 PLUS ULTRA STAGE event, which focuses on the smash manga and anime hit My Hero Academia (about a school for training kids with quirks, aka powers), fans were greeted with some good news. Not … Continue reading Second ‘My Hero Academia’ Animated Movie Hits Japan Winter 2019